Mission Peak UU - Fremont, CA
The Home of Liberal Religion in the Tri-Cities and Beyond!
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Wow! We've just marked another major milestone at Mission Peak. On Sunday, we as a congregation voted to:
- partner with LEAF (Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont) in creating a new community garden, and
- hire an Outreach Coordinator to support the environmental project as well as other Mission Peak outreach activities.
With this vote, we have deliberately shifted our focus outward, in line with our vision of becoming a powerful, visible force for good in our larger community. We plan to do good work, have some fun, and learn a lot during this year-long project with LEAF. Thanks to the Leap of Faith team, and congratulations to the whole congregation for making this bold commitment. Yay for us!
Yes, change is afoot! While we celebrate, let's admit what we all know: that change - even happy change, even change that we choose - can add some stress to our lives. If you find yourself struggling with all that's going on, please remember that we are in community to support one another. Here are some resources you can use when the need arises:
- for questions, ideas, or suggestions about our big project: Board of Trustees, and/or the Leap of Faith team
- for help with personal life challenges: Pastoral Associates
- for conflicts or struggles with congregational work: Committee on Ministry
Looking forward to our adventure together, as we work compassionately and courageously for a nonviolent, just and sustainable world.
Chair, Committee on Ministry
PS - Check out the December newsletter for an article with more details on what help your Committee on Ministry can offer.
This Sunday's Service - December 15, 2013
A UU Christmas Pageant
Once again our intrepid Children's RE Program has pulled together a sparkling children's holiday pageant for all of us to enjoy. Written by our own Jay Steele and directed by our DRE Laine Young, this service promises to be one to remember!
Leading the service will be Mission Peak UU Children and Director of Religious Education Laine Young.
Music will be provided by Jay Steele.
This Sunday is an intergenerational service, which means all the children will attend the whole service. Young children may go to the nursery.
Christmas Eve Service
Tuesday, December 24, 6 PM in Cole Hall
With Cookies and Hot drinks at 5:00
And Carols at 5:30!
Gorgeous music, familiar stories, the dancing shadows thrown by candles; Christmas eve is a night to be with friends and your Mission
Peak family. Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel with special music from the Christmas Quartet: Laura Evans, Pat Rodgers, Doug Rodgers, and Wayne Lowe.
| All-Congregation Project|
Help Make Our All-Congregation Project with LEAF a Reality!The Leap of Faith team is looking for people who can help make our All-Congregation Project a reality. We need people who are interested in being on Mission Peak's project Steering Committee and people who are interested in being on the Search Committee for the Outreach Coordinator. The Search Committee will evaluate potential candidates and make a hiring recommendation to the Board. The Steering Committee will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator and will have, at a minimum, a member in charge of each of the following: garden design; publicity and marketing; liaison with LEAF; and overall project management. The Steering Committee will provide garden oversight that is independent from LEAF, although they will work very closely with LEAF. The committee will also authorize and oversee Mission Peak expenditures, perform marketing and publicity for the garden, develop ideas for educational opportunities in the garden, and determine and implement ways the garden's produce will be used.
If you would like to participate or have additional questions, please contact Melissa Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Mental Health Ministry|
Mental Health Ministry: Annual Gift Wrap at John George Psychiatric Pavilion
Mission Peak is collecting gifts of new clothing again this year for the patients at John George Pavilion in San Lorenzo. Barbara Meyers and/or Kathryn Lum will be collecting donations after the service on Sundays December 1st and 8th.. New articles of clothing may include sweatpants, sweatshirts, turtlenecks, T-shirts, slippers, socks, hats, etc. Drawstrings and straps must be removed. Sizes may range from small to x-large, but larger sizes are preferred -- better too large than too small! The gift-wrapping party itself will be at John George on Thursday, December 12th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; all are invited to participate! Contact Barbara at 510-796-5722 for carpooling information.
Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
| Holiday Food Collection|
Holiday Food Collection for Viola BlytheWe are collecting food to help the Viola Blythe Center brighten the holiday season for those it serves.
Our goal is to collect 500 pounds of food by January 1. So far we have only collected 140 pounds of food. Please bring non-perishable food items to Cole Hall and put them in the containers provided or contact Jen King to coordinate drop off of your donation. Thank you!
| Bake Sale|
Youth Group Bake SaleThe youth group will be having a bake sale after service on Sunday, December 15th. The money from the bake sale will help the youth go on a retreat in January, 2014, so don't forget to grab some baked goods after the Christmas Pageant!
| Christmas Eve |
Christmas Eve Carols & CookiesOur Christmas Eve service will be at 6:00 p.m. on December 24th. Join us in Cole Hall before the service at 5:00 pm for Cookies & Caroling.
We'll provide the cocoa, hot cider and coffee, you bring cookies to share, and we'll all make beautiful holiday music together. Join us!
| Post-Auction Catalog|
2013 Black & White Gala Post-Auction Catalog
The Post-Auction Catalog has been updated and is posted on Mission Peak UU website. You can also click here
for the catalog.
This catalog contains those items that were left over after the Live Auction at the 2013 Black & White Gala. If you would like to purchase any of these items, please contact Jen King at 510-299-2825
. We can take cash, check, or credit card for the items.
The Winners and Donors from the Black & White Gala can be found in the members only section of Mission Peak UU website.
| Monthly Board Meeting|
Mission Peak UU Monthly December Board MeetingThe Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, December 12 at Kathy Wallcave's home at 7:00p.m.
Members of Mission Peak UU are welcome to attend. For a copy of the agenda, please contact President Kathy Wallcave at
| Volunteer Needed |
From the Sunday Services Committee:
We need a volunteer for the 4th Sunday to assist with take down.
Please contact Ursel Bloxsom if you are interested:email@example.com
| Adult RE|
Adult Education Classes - Winter Quarter 2014
The Adult Ed Committee is very pleased to offer a variety of classes for the winter quarter. For complete information please go to http://www.mpuuc.org/activities/adultre.html.
You may sign up for classes using the signup sheets on Sunday mornings beginning December 15, or by calling Jackie Porter at 510.744.1587.
An open group for giving and receiving support
Good Grief Support Group
while living with grief
Buddhism? What's In It For Me?
Jackie and John Porter
The Enneagram - Instinctual Drives
Sustainability and Community
The Beginnings of Science
Paul K. Davis
|Community Office Hours |
Rev. Nickel's upcoming scheduleI am always interested in suggestions for new places, times and ways that this could work better for you, so if you have an idea, please drop me a line, it is as easy as clicking right here.
Thursday, December 19
11 AM - 1 PM
151 Washington Blvd
Who We Are
Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fremont was founded in 1993. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mission Peak members determine its policies, choose its minister, and support it financially.
We affirm and promote these UUA Principles and Purposes:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in our society at large
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
We invite you to join us and add your commitment to ours. Mission Peak is a living and changing congregation, responsive to the spiritual needs of its members. With the leadership of our minister, we search for ways to fulfill ourselves as individuals and as a community. Joining us is a commitment to this process.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 545 Fremont, CA 94537-0545
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